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These are the best books for learning modern statistics—and they’re all free

Statistics came well before computers. It would be very different if it were the other way around.<p>The stats most people learn in high school or college come from the time when computations were done with pen and paper. “Statistics were constrained by the computational technology available at the …

Machine Learning

You can now book incredibly cheap flights with a new app that lets you bid on unsold airline seats

If, like 24 per cent of Britons, you are a chronic procrastinator - we may have found the perfect travel app for you.<p>Air Ticket Arena is a new UK-based start-up which launched on February 1 and gives you the opportunity to bid for last-minute plane tickets.<p>All you need to do is download the app and …

Este sitio hace que navegar por Netflix sea muy fácil

¿Cansado de pasar demasiado tiempo tratando de encontrar algo para ver en Netflix? Flixable apunta a arreglar eso.<p>Todos hemos estado en esta situación. Te sientas a pasar una noche viendo pelis o series...abres Netflix y comienzas a buscar algo para mirar. Y sigues mirando. Y sigues buscando. Y …

Leading Stanford climate scientist builds incredible net zero home, complete with Tesla Powerwall

A leading climate scientist — who has dedicated his career to proving the feasibility of transitioning the world off fossil fuels — walks the walk …

Clean Energy

Scientists Prove Nanomagnets Can Levitate, Expect More Exotic Quantum Phenomena

Researchers demonstrate in two new papers that despite a classic 175-year-old theorem saying it’s impossible, nanomagnets can be stably levitated in …

Quantum Mechanics

DNA replication caught on film for the first time undermines textbooks

The image you see here isn’t of the USS Enterprise in warp, it’s an image of DNA replication captured for the first time. The interesting part is …

Las series de HBO aclamadas por la crítica son…

Sabemos que la joya de la corona de <b>HBO</b> ha sido desde hace varios años es <i>Game of Thrones,</i> pero no todo es Jon Snow y Daenerys Targaryen; a lo largo de …

Pear-shaped nuclei discovery challenges time travel hopes

<b>Scottish-based scientists have discovered that the nuclei of some atoms are not symmetrical.</b><p>The finding challenges some of the fundamental concepts of physics.<p>It could explain why there is more matter than antimatter - but it may also end hopes of time travel.<p>The Universe has a fundamental problem. …

Physics

NASA scientists discover unexpected mineral on Mars

Scientists have discovered an unexpected mineral in a rock sample at Gale Crater on Mars, a finding that may alter our understanding of how the …

Scientists discover 1st contagious cancer that can spread between species

Contagious cancers are a scary idea to begin with, but scientists have made some startling new discoveries about them – they are likely more common …

Harvard Scientist Engineers Bacterium That Inhales CO2, Produces Energy -- A 'Bionic Leaf'

The chemist who gave us the artificial leaf has genetically engineered bacteria to absorb hydrogen and carbon dioxide and convert them into alcohol fuel.<p>When Harvard Professor of Energy Daniel G. Nocera announced he was working with bacteria last year, other scientists cautioned it would be …

University of Chicago

Researchers say you can enjoy the benefits of a good night’s sleep even if you’ve barely rested

If you’re constantly blaming your bad mood or scattered mind on a bad night’s sleep, it may be time to rethink. Research suggests the amount of sleep you <i>think</i> you got can be more important than actual shut-eye.<p>A 2014 study on “placebo sleep” found that when people were told they’d had a good …

Sleep

Hallan 'superbacteria' que podría ser el fin de los antibióticos

Científicos analizan cómo comunicarnos con "pulpos extraterrestres"

Su capacidad cognitiva y adaptación sugiere que si queremos enviar un mensaje con posibilidades de ser entendido por extraterrestres, debería …

New form of light discovered, may change the future of fiber optics

Physicists in Ireland have turned quantum mechanics on its head. They have discovered a new form of light that challenges the very nature of how we …

Quantum Mechanics

Is Modern Marketing Contributing To The Polarization Of Society?

"<i>AdExchanger Politics</i><i>" is a weekly column tracking developments in the 2016 political campaign cycle.</i><p><i>Today’s column is written by</i> <i>Will Margiloff, CEO</i> …

New device steps toward isolating single electrons for quantum computing - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

If biochemists had access to a quantum computer, they could perfectly simulate the properties of new molecules to develop novel drugs in ways that …

New test by deepest galaxy map finds Einstein's theory stands true - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

An international team led by Japanese researchers has made a 3D map of 3000 galaxies 13 billion light years from Earth, and found that Einstein's …

If photons have zero mass, why do they feel the effects of gravity? (Advanced)

<i>We know that black holes exert a gravitational force on the objects. How can a massless photon go into black hole and not escape from it? The</i> …

Physics

Esta antena óptica convierte luz en electricidad con más eficiencia que un panel solar

Al igual que una antena de radio convierte las ondas de radio en electricidad, una “rectena óptica” puede transformar la luz directamente en …

Free will could all be an illusion, scientists suggest after study shows choice may just be brain tricking itself

Free will might be an illusion created by our brains, scientists might have proved.<p>Humans are convinced that they make conscious choices as they live …

El brazo protésico para niños que hizo un colombiano con piezas de Lego

Con Lego, los niños pueden dar rienda suelta a su imaginación uniendo piezas para crear formas divertidas y emocionantes.<p>Y ahora un diseñador colombiano ha desarrollado una prótesis infantil compatible con las piezas de Lego que <b>es al mismo tiempo un brazo robótico, un juguete y una herramienta de</b> …

Scientists have found a way to recycle sunlight, and it could cause a solar-power revolution

The world of solar cells could be on the cusp of a revolution, as researchers seek to boost efficiency by harnessing the power to recycle light.<p>A new study, published Thursday in the journal Science, considers the properties of hybrid lead halide perovskites, a group of materials already making …

Researchers Just Discovered a New State of Matter

Scientists have theorized for decades that an additional state of matter exists, but despite tantalizing hints to its presence, details about this …

Reconfigured Tesla coil aligns, electrifies materials from a distance

Scientists at Rice University have discovered that the strong force field emitted by a Tesla coil causes carbon nanotubes to self-assemble into long …

Rice University

Watch Justin Trudeau Casually Explain Quantum Computing to a Room Full of Scientists

They were as impressed as we all are.<p>As if we needed more evidence that Justin Trudeau is some kind of cyborg Manchurian candidate sent to charm us all into complacency while he secretly plots to take over the world, now we know he's knowledgeable in quantum computing.<p>Trudeau has become a media …

The best way to colonize Mars is crazier than Elon Musk's idea of dropping nukes on the planet

Yet the Red Planet holds great promise, and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk recently discussed its future with comedian and television host Stephen Colbert.<p>Musk, who hopes to build a colony of 1 million people on Mars, told Colbert that there are two ways to warm the global temperatures on Mars, which would …

Shaking bosons into fermions

Particles can be classified as bosons or fermions. A defining characteristic of a boson is its ability to pile into a single quantum state with other …

Quantum Mechanics

Una nueva tecnología permitirá un diagnóstico rápido del ACV

Desde que una persona sufre un accidente cerebro-vascular (ACV) hasta que se completa el diagnóstico y comienza el tratamiento, pasan minutos —a …